A ministry for adoptive families in need of short-term housing while in Kiev

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I'm really bad at updating this blog! I barely can keep my other one going, which I finally updated today!  I knew that doing 'hospitality' for adoptive families was a good idea-- perhaps I just didn't anticipate how well it would take off!  From mid July till today I will say that my laundry machine has been putting in a lot of hours!  It has been so fun though, and even though I don't enjoy getting up to say goodbye to nearly everyone who takes the 5:45 am flight to Frankfurt, I have so loved this opportunity to walk through the adoption process with the 25+ families who have crossed my threshold since this all began in February.

I also had the privilege of having my friend Jenny from England come stay with me for a month, so she helped run the joint while I was doing camps this summer, and with her wealth of experience working with kids, she too was able to add a lot to the families' experiences. 
This week is a bit of a breather before I pick back up to a full schedule next week-- but then again, that could change at any moment! :) 

Here are some of my wonderful families that have stayed as of late....

The Greens with the new additions Daniel & Lydia
Jenny & I with Ian
Ian's Mom and Dad, Matt and Kristin

The McPeeks, currently in Donetsk region adopting a sweet 8-year-old.